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    World's First iPhone Virus Changes Wallpaper to Rick Astley

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    Today Dailymail.co.uk (linked above) is reporting that the world's first iPhone virus has surfaced, which apparently changes your wallpaper to a picture of Rick Astley.

    Since the recent jigbreak, those who did not change their root password are vulnerable as it will reportedly turn on the iPhone's SSH service.

    To quote: "A 21-year-old Australian claims to be the first hacker in the world to infect the iPhone with a virus.

    It spreads between phones with each call but the damage extends to changing the device's wallpaper - to a photo of Eighties pop star Rick Astley famous for his hit Never Gonna Give You Up.

    Sydney student Ashley Towns said he wanted to raise the issue of security, adding: 'What I've done has shown that anyone can easily hack into an iPhone'.

    Mr Towns' virus can only infect iPhones which have been 'jailbroken' by their owners - an action that allows phone owners to install applications on their phones which have not been approved by Apple."

    World's First iPhone Virus Changes Wallpaper to Rick Astley

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    I don't know how many people would Jailbreak their iphone. I think apple will come forward and say "See, that is what you get from Jailbreaking".

    I hope these viruses stay as minimal as to changing wallpapers etc.. I don't want my iphone to screw up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walidahmadi View Post
    I don't know how many people would Jailbreak their iphone. I think apple will come forward and say "See, that is what you get from Jailbreaking".

    I hope these viruses stay as minimal as to changing wallpapers etc.. I don't want my iphone to screw up.
    Damn, Whats up with Rick Astley lol Rick roll, Now a virus for the iphone,I have mine jailbroken, I hope I don't get this =S

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    I am glad to see that the virus isn't one that really does unresolvable damage to the phone. I would be so mad if I bought an I-phone and modified it, then someone screw it up. A virus that destroys is like some one hitting your nice shinny car or truck with a sledge hammer. But this virus is like a some one drawing on your window with shoe polish. Kind of a jerk thing to do but it only takes a few minutes to fix it instead of a lot of money.

 

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